Job Title
Benefits Manager
Date Posted
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Benefits Manager – Memphis, TN

Directs and manages the overall design and administration of health and welfare benefit programs for the Company. Responsible for ensuring benefits programs are competitive, sustainable, and have a short and long-term performance of the company.


  • Plans, designs, implements, and communicates all health and welfare benefit programs, consistent with organizational objectives and strategy
  • Assists VP, with plan design for health and welfare programs using analytics to target and address cost containment and population health improvement opportunities.
  • Conducts analysis of health claim trends and assists in annual budget preparations
  • Evaluates best practices and innovative solutions
  • Leads integration of benefit programs following mergers and acquisitions
  • Dedicated to solving benefits service challenges; partners with broker to maintain and create strong relationships with partners and vendors to provide solutions; facilitates regular vendor meetings
  • Develops a variety of ongoing communications to enhance the understanding of benefits in conjunction with broker
  • Forecasts financial impact of the health and welfare plans for use in the finance and forecasting models
  • Accesses impact of new legislations and ensures regulatory compliance of provided health and welfare benefit plans, managing related processes such as annual reporting, discrimination testing, state and local mandates, plan documentation, etc. and working with internal and external legal resources
  • Manages annual enrollment process for health and welfare plans
  • Conducts training sessions and act as an advisor to field HR regarding benefit plans and regulatory compliance
  • Provides requested information to Internal Audit and external auditors


  • Vast knowledge of health and welfare plans along with ability to develop and recommend program changes
  • Strong working knowledge of federal and state laws that affect benefit plan management & compliance
  • Ability to comprehend and prepare complex, written materials, such as business plans, presentations and policies and procedures
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present policy
  • and programs in a concise and understandable manner
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across HR functional areas
  • Ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups of people
  • Solid negotiation skills
  • Ability to plan and schedule tasks and projects to maintain control of own and other's workflow
  • Skill in developing and implementing long-range plans and programs
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with vendor selection, negotiation and relationship management

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